In Life Group we watched a video that extolled the awesomeness of God, the vastness of what He has created and in contrast the smallness of our planet; and in comparison to our planet, our utter minuteness in the cosmos.
At one point I had to leave. It seemed that the vastness of God had only reinforced to me the insignificance of who I am.
I think this is part of what Christ coming to earth is about, and why we should celebrate and be joyously grateful when remembering Jesus’ birth, His life and redeeming death.
God has always known who we are, and that for many of us we care not nearly so much about how great He is, but does He love us. Some of us went through similar feelings concerning our earthly dads. All of the wonderful accomplishments they had achieved mattered far less to us, than the answer to our question, “do you love me?”
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,” so that you and I could have the answer to the question, “God, do you really love me?” He has answered and continues to answer as often as we ask, with a resounding, “YES! Not only do I love you, but I delight in you.”
I pray that in this Season and throughout the upcoming New Year that the reality of God’s love for each of us is made crystal clear, in ways that we cannot help but understand… Amen.
Written by Will McSharry-Taylor